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Sundance, IFC Midnight nab ‘Amityville’

Companies get joint U.S. rights to Eric Walter docu

SundanceNow and IFC Midnight have jointly acquired all U.S. rights to director Eric Walter’s documentary “My Amityville Horror.”

SundanceNow will handle the film for its subscriber video-on-demand initiative Doc Club, while IFC Midnight will manage all other platforms, including theatrical and VOD.

The doc was produced by Walter, Andrea Adams, and John R. Blythe and executive produced by Ronald Puleio and Michael S. Russo.

“Amityville” made its world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival in July and its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in September. It will open in New York on Saturday at the Doc NYC Festival.

Film focuses on Daniel Lutz recounting his version of the Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco with Josh Braun at Submarine Entertainment behalf of the filmmakers. Highland Film Group is handling foreign sales.

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